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"It's not that I run around scared all day long, but if something happens to me, I do want to be prepared," said the 24-year-old business major, who has a concealed-weapons permit and takes the handgun everywhere but church. After the massacre at Virginia Tech that left 33 dead, some have suggested that the carnage might have been lower if a student or professor with a gun had stepped in.
Originally posted by Shar
Even trained officers and military men have trouble when they have to take another man’s life. It’s not easy thing to do. I just hope each and everyone who carries won’t have to use it, and if they do their able to handle the consciences afterwards.
Only a COWARD goes around shooting at others who are unarmed,
So it would stem to reason that the gun carriers are pretty well aquainted with burden they carry, and doubtful they would just pull the gun and shoot someone for a better place in line at the cafateria.
Originally posted by theRiverGoddess
Hey I live in Utah and this is not some 'new' law. It is just being talked about because of the recent events at Virginia Tech.
Carrying a concealed weapon on a collage campus has been the standing tradition for a long time in Utah. We Utah people like our guns.
Nobody is going berzerk and shooting at each other.........so far so good.
PLUS the added bonus of any person who might want to commit unlawfull gunplay on the campus must deal with KNOWING that others ARE armed, and I think this creates a threat for the crazy person...
Not all the students are armed for goodness sakes............only the ones who have gone through gun safty classes and can pass the tests that allow for the permit for carrying a concealed weapon. So it would stem to reason that the gun carriers are pretty well aquainted with burden they carry, and doubtful they would just pull the gun and shoot someone for a better place in line at the cafateria.
The 31 states that have "shall issue" laws allowing private citizens to carry concealed weapons have, on average, a 24 percent lower violent crime rate, a 19 percent lower murder rate and a 39 percent lower robbery rate than states that forbid concealed weapons. In fact, the nine states with the lowest violent crime rates are all right-to-carry states. Remarkably, guns are used for self-defense more than 2 million times a year, three to five times the estimated number of violent crimes committed with guns.